Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology
Narayana Health offers comprehensive psychiatric assessments for all age groups, management of common and enduring mental illnesses with a multispecialty team-based approach and specialist services such as Neuropsychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Memory Clinics, Liaison and Child Psychiatry.
'Mind' is perhaps the most powerful and fascinating organ of every individual. Anything and everything we think, feel, process and plan in daily life is anchored by our mind. Any significant distress in the mind can lead to disorders which can be very disabling to the individual and their families. Fortunately, many mental health disorders can be treated or kept under control with various pharmacological and psychosocial interventions to enable the subjects to function efficiently.
Neuropsychiatry is an area of science and medicine that is focused on the study and treatment of psychiatric and neurological disorders in individuals.
Some of the clinical problems that need the intervention of a Neuropsychiatrist are:
- Parkinson’s disease leading to hallucinations or delusions on dopamine-enhancing medications.
- Huntington disease exhibiting violent behaviour and personality changes.
- Dementia causing behavioural and social disruptions.
- Seizures with psychosis or depression.
- Developmentally disabled patients with self-harming behaviour.
- Patients with both schizophrenia and dementia.
- Patients with Tourette's syndrome and severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Addiction medicine is the field of psychiatry that deals with the diagnosis, evaluation, prevention, treatment and recovery of people with addiction. They are also concerned with the treatment of people who are involved in unhealthy substance abuse including nicotine, prescription medications, alcohol and other licit or illicit drugs.
Memory clinics offer the services of many specialists who treat and manage patients with issues related to mental health and ageing. Generally, the patients are given a series of tests to check their ability to remember facts, process and retain information. This diagnosis provides the doctors with an initial insight into their mental capabilities. Further tests like a CAT scan to take x-ray images of the brain or an MRI scan to show a detailed picture of the brain may be ordered.
Other tests that may be performed are SPECT scan and EEG. The SPECT scan depends on single-photon emission computerised tomography to check blood flow through the brain. And the EEG uses an electroencephalogram imaging to record electrical activity within the brain.
Child psychiatrists assist children with mental health difficulties. Some of the mental health conditions that child psychiatrists can treat are – acute symptoms of psychosis, expression of acute suicidal ideation and deliberate self-harming behaviours.
Other Services include
- Psychological Assessment
- Neuropsychological / Cognitive
- Intelligence (IQ)
- Learning Difficulty and Disability
- Diagnostic Evaluation
- Behaviour Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Marital Therapy
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Counselling and Coaching
We understand the decision to seek psychiatric care can be stressful and is just not easy. However, be assured as, at Narayana Health, you will be treated with sensitivity and respect to meet your individual, unique needs.